Best Hotels in Boston
Michael J. Lee
The Boston Harbor Hotel and its arched throughway are iconic city landmarks: on one side of the property is the marina and the steel-blue Atlantic, on the other, familiar Boston sites, from Faneuil Hall to the Boston Common. Set in this prime location on Rowes Wharf, the 230-room hotel is a destination in its own right. Local Beantown families arrive for the Sunday brunch at the hotel’s Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, and travelers are often spotted browsing the lobby’s historic maps—part of the Boston Public Library’s collection, which chronicles the settlement of colonial New England. Rooms also reflect the harbor theme; each features nautical accents such as maritime art and ship captain’s desks.